Women Of The West

Author: Dorothy Gray
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803270739
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The independent-minded western woman was often eclipsed in popular literature by sensations like Calamity Jane and Belle Starr. Starting with Sacajawea, the Shoshone guide for Lewis and Clark, WOMEN OF THE WEST gives a historical overview of various pioneer women who made their own way out west. 8 photos.

A History Of Women In The West Silences Of The Middle Ages

Author: Christiane Klapisch-Zuber
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674403681
Size: 16.22 MB
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Drawing on myriad sources--from the faint traces left by the rocking of a cradle at the site of an early medieval home to an antique illustration of Eve's fall from grace-this second volume in the celebrated series offers new perspectives on women of the past. Twelve distinguished historians from many countries examine the image of women in the masculine mind, their social condition, and their daily experience from the demise of the Roman Empire to the genesis of the Italian Renaissance. More than in any other era, a medieval woman's place in society was determined by men; her sexuality was perceived as disruptive and dangerous, her proper realm that of the home and cloister. The authors draw upon the writings of bishops and abbots, moralists and merchants, philosophers and legislators, to illuminate how men controlled women's lives. Sumptuary laws regulating feminine dress and ornament, pastoral letters admonishing women to keep silent and remain chaste, and learned treatises with their fantastic theories about women's physiology are fully explored in these pages. As adoration of the Virgin Mary reached full flower by the year 1200, ecclesiastics began to envision motherhood as a holy role; misogyny, however, flourished unrestrained in local proverbs, secular verses, and clerical thought throughout the period. Were women's fates sealed by the dictates of church and society? The authors investigate legal, economic, and demographic aspects of family and communal life between the sixth and the fifteenth centuries and bring to light the fleeting moments in which women managed to seize some small measure of autonomy over their lives. The notion that courtly love empowered feudal women is discredited in this volume. The pattern of wear on a hearthstone, fingerprints on a terra-cotta pot, and artifacts from everyday life such as scissors, thimbles, spindles, and combs are used to reconstruct in superb detail the commonplace tasks that shaped women's existence inside and outside the home. As in antiquity, male fantasies and fears are evident in art. Yet a growing number of women rendered visions of their own gender in sumptuous tapestries and illuminations. The authors look at the surviving texts of female poets and mystics and document the stirrings of a quiet revolution throughout the West, as a few daring women began to preserve their thoughts in writing.

Women Of The West

Author: Cathy Luchetti
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 039332155X
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More than 140 period photographs and excerpts from letters, diaries, books, and journals provide insight into daily life in the American West for women in the nineteenth century. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Reprint.

Julia S Last Hope Women Of The West Book 2

Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1585587273
Size: 18.87 MB
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The only thing she has left is her faith in God. . . . Is it enough? With the closing of the Calder Springs' timber mill, most of the town's residents are left unemployed. Several families, realizing the lack of a future in the small mountain town, soon decide to relocate. But not the Harrigan family. Although John has lost his job at the mill, he and his wife, Julia, make the decision to stay in their beautiful home with their twin daughters. Eastern-educated Julia searches for a way to bring business and people back to Calder Springs--a task she feels God leading her to accomplish. Will her faith and determination carry her through the challenges and setbacks she'll face?

Eminent Women Of The West

Author: Elinor Richey
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X000142302
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Collection of concise, interesting biographies of 9 historically important women who were raised in the West.